These are girls who are between 10 and 14. I normally am helping the women and hear the rumors but am never around when it happens.
One time, I decided to stay with my daughter and I was in the room watching the little girls and I witnessed this happen. I screamed at the man, "What are you doing?!" before he got up and said, "Oh, I thought this was the bathroom."
I could tell that the little girls had this happen to them often. I was so upset that I left.I wondered if I should tell her parents but I decided not to because I didn't want to drag these little girls into the completely degrading and unnecessary scrutiny that her parents and the community elders would bring about these girls.
I feel terrible that this was the decision that I made but know that we cannot change the way that matters like this are dealt with. ■